In July 1993, the Japanese government stated, in an official response to the UN Secretary-General’s enquiry about Security Council reform, that ‘Japan is prepared to do all it can to discharge its reponsibilities on the Security Council’.1 This was to be followed by other similar statements which were meant to express Japan’s candidature for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.


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  • Reinhard Drifte
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  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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